Friday, July 05, 2013

Do It Now ...

Well … I finally did it.

I switched from an iPhone 4s to an iPhone 5.

I was reluctant because I had so much invested in the 30 pin dock connector and accessories ~ nearly 11 years worth.

I came to the realization this past weekend that I could probably make a few hundred bucks off of what I had and successfully adapt (at this point) everything I wanted to keep.

 I posted this to my facebook friends this past weekend …
So awesome to get paid $23.17 to switch to an iPhone 5.
The iPhone 5s is coming in September and won't be too much different. 
I would trade your iPhone 4 or 4s in now if you can. 
An iPhone 4 (in good condition) will get you a free phone (+$8.99 tax) at Radio Shack (under contract, any carrier) 
An iPhone 4s will get you +$32.82 cash. 
Come September, the 30 pin connector will also start to fade at retail in favor of the new smaller lightning connector. Now to sell my headphones and wall charger and get another $25.00
For audio docks that you may want to keep, see this adapter, review and how to:

I'm glad I made the switch and I was able to keep my unlimited plan with AT&T. I've read that you cannot keep your unlimited plan on Verizon if you do a contract priced phone, so be aware of this.

Sprint & T-Mobile (with T-Mobile having caveats) offer unlimited plans anyway.

The LTE and 4G speeds are truly amazing and a big reception difference vs the 4 and 4s. Surprisingly my 3GS got better reception than my 4 and 4s.

The extra row of icons is more handy than I thought it would be. Now I have room enough for a dedicated calculator and dedicated soundhound app.

I highly recommend getting the 5 now before the 5s comes out. You'll be in a much better price proposition going forward and better prepared for iOS7.

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